Trackers dominate U.S. utility-scale solar (w/charts)

Among the many findings in a recent report by Lawrence Berkeley National Labs is that 79% of new U.S. utility-scale solar capacity in 2016 involved tracking systems.

Dog bites man: Duke Energy prevails in lawsuit, keeping its monopoly in place

At issue was whether an agreement between NC WARN, a member-based nonprofit tackling the climate crisis, was acting as a public utility by providing solar electricity to a church. The public utilities commission – and now a court – has found that it was.


Strata Solar puts (another) 50 MW-AC of solar online in Mississippi

This plant and three other projects will allow utility Mississippi Power to reach 160 MW-AC of large-scale solar.

Wircon, HEP secure 200 MW solar portfolio in the U.S. and Canada

The German energy services provider and investment company have partnered on a fund to develop the projects, including securing grid connection and power contracts.

BYD to supply 170 MW of PV modules to NextEra

The Tesla of China has also announced plans to launch its high-voltage B-Box residential battery system in the United States.

Solar Frontier sells 28 MW to Capital Dynamics

The U.S. subsidiary of Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier has sold off 28 MW of solar capacity to a unit of Swiss asset manager and renewables investor Capital Dynamics.

Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy signs deal for 100 MW project

Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of heavyweight module manufacturer Canadian Solar has signed power purchase agreement for a 100 MW PV project to be located in Kings County, Central California.

Sunpreme bags deal to supply 150 MW of heterojunction solar modules to TGCM

The deal with the asset management firm is one of the largest supply agreements for heterojunction modules reported to date, and the Section 201 case may play a role.


Dominion Energy Virginia to push for 10 MW of community solar

The 10 MW RFP takes some of the first steps toward creating its Community Solar Pilot Program, which it was directed to do by Virginia Senate Bill (SB) 1393 into law in May.

Solar booms: 2.4 GW installed during Q2 in the United States (w/ charts)

The United States saw another strong quarter of solar market growth during Q2. However, the residential market declined year-over year, and the Section 201 trade case does not bode well for the future.

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